Making Old New Again - Refashions
Totally loving all that is refashion right now. The joy of adding new pieces to my work wear is always a win win.
This sweater to skirt which I posted about here... is so comfortable and perfect for fall/winter. Of course, it will be paired with a blazer at some point...lol After refashioning the sweater, my mind is overflowing with other ideas for refashioning sweaters. Seriously, one can't go wrong at $4.99.
My next refashion was inspired by a photo I saw via Style Bubble, a blazer with sweater sleeves... swoon... had to make one.
Initially, I was going to go with this thrifted blazer that I purchased at Savers for $9.99 and add knit sleeves. But after washing it and air dry... I just couldn't, the fit is perfect and I have orphan beige slacks that pairs awesomely with it.
So back to Savers I went and lucked upon this beautiful 100% wool cranberry-red Ralph Lauren Blazer. The jacket length is longer than I like, but the fit was too good to pass up and initially thinking I would shorten it.
and this cute turtleneck sweater... and the stripes pushed me over the edge. Knew it would be perfect with the blazer.
The back has a back stay and the fronts and sides were interfaced...
Had to gut the shoulder area... just too much bulk, but left the interfacing.
Thereafter, it was smooth sailing. I cleaned up the armholes after removing the unnecessary stuff and inserted the sweater sleeves. Machine basted to check fit
Sleeve insertion was good and straight stitched and serged sleeves in.
I also encased the seam allowance with black fold-over elastic.
After trying it on, decided that I could live with the length of the blazer.. or until I think it needs to be re-refashion...lol
Well, there you have it... a funky fun blazer ....
Have a Great Weekend !